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  • 02/28/2012, 03:11PM ET

Worst moments in sports..

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1. John macenroe screaming at a ballboy..

2. Pete rose betting on baseball..

3. Tonya harding

4. Roberto alomar spittin on an ump..

5. Closer for angels in 86, kills himself after blowing a save..

6. English soccer hooligans..

7. Tyson tellin lennox lewis he wants to eat his children..

8. Fernando gonzalez vs james blake.. Olympic tennis..
Blake drills a ball at gonzalez, who is at the net..
ball blatantly touches gonzalez racket..
gonzalez lies and wins the point..
later when asked, he lies again and says he doesnt kno..
how could he not know?

9. Becker vs medvedev.. Wimbledon..
mededev is about to smash it..
when becker starts to wave his arms to throw him off..
punk move by becker, and he wins the point..

10. Eric cantona.. Soccer genius..
karate kicks a fan in the stands, in the face, cause he was taunting him..


THE MUNICH MASSACRE, no explanation needed, and this is not debateable.

Now the rest, in no particular order.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. dying in a wreck at Daytona on the last lap in 2001.

The Marshall Plane Crash

Todd Bertuzzi attacking Steve Moore on the ice and breaking his neck.

Mike Tyson biting Holyfield's ear off

The Black Sox Scandal

The Mitchell Report being released

Pacers/Pistons Brawl

Pete Rose (agree)

Lou Gehrig benching himself, ending his streak, then being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (now known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Those are my choices.


Lou gehrig?
i guess it depends on how you look at things..
we are all going to die..
technically we all lead a tragic life..
that one moment at yankee stadium, was one of the most beautiful moments,
not just in sports but in life..
i still get goose bumps watching that old black and white footage..
"today I consider myself.. One of the luckiest men in the world"..
the whole time yankee fans cheered like no other..
but I could see how some people would take a half empty approach..

I personaly think my closer story is worse than your dale..
Dale died doing somethin he loved..
my closer suffered years of nightmares and depression..
Not to mention, suicide can destroy a family..
cause, the people left over, of they go through a rough patch,
start to think maybe suicide aint a bad option..

Pacers brawl was bad..
but was it artest fault?
some idiot threw a beer bottle at him..
i think alot of people would react in a similar manner..


"my closer suffered years of nightmares and depression.."

Ok, so the depression was to blame. Not the blown save. Closers blow saves every year. It's nothing new. His depression was the underlying issue. Not blowing a save.

With proper psychological treatment, it could have been avoided.

Earnhardt, one of the most beloved racers in NASCAR at the time, died DURING a race. The world was shocked and heartbroken. I still remember watching that race when it happened. It was awful.

Yes, the brawl was Artest's fault. Sure, the fan shouldn't have thrown beer at him, but he has to react in a calm manner like an adult, not attack the fan in the stands. Athletes have beverages thrown at them all the time. Artest took it way too far, and it was an awful moment for the franchise.

With the exception of the Pete Rose scandal, you literally left EVERY single major bad moment in sports off of your list. How do you miss the Munich Massacre? The Black Sox Scandal? The Marshall Plane Crash?

Tyson biting a man's ear off is worse than saying he would eat his children. Disturbing smack talk is not the same as biting a man's ear off.


Im down by sooo much..
its going to haunt me more than the closer..
i will give ya this..
im doing alot of TDs tommorrow..
we will meet again..
i promise..

February 28, 2012  03:20 PM ET

I don't think 2 and 3 classify as moments, those are more like a period of years.

February 28, 2012  03:21 PM ET

Gary Bettman named NHL Commissioner.

February 28, 2012  03:25 PM ET

Gotta include the brawl at The Palace (Pacers-Pistons).

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February 28, 2012  03:29 PM ET

1. Turn 4 of the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

List over.

February 28, 2012  03:32 PM ET

Napoleon McCallum's knee folding like a lawn chair....Lonnie Smith holding at 2nd in the '91 World Series....Malice at the Palace.....Joe Montana using the Broncos DB's like a balloon/dart carnival game in SB XXIV

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February 28, 2012  03:33 PM ET

Ex-players who no one knows filing suit against the NFL for concussions because they are broke.

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February 28, 2012  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Bill Buckner in '86 or Mitch Williams in '93?

Oh yes...both great meltdowns.

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